I have been enameling since last November and am continually intrigued with the depth and intensity of colour I am able to produce. It is an addictive process! I love etching the copper with layers of glass on top and seeing the pattern come though from underneath. I feel I have found a new medium to incorporate into my sculptures which completely resonates with with every aspect of my being. I have started making enamelled panels to incorporate into my woven copper sculptures. Come out and see what ive been working at the Denman Studio tour this August 16th and 17th, 2014!
Denman Art Studio Tour 2014
Very excited to announce that we will be having an artist run studio tour on Denman this summer scheduled for August 16th & 17th, from 10:00 - 4:00 each day. Mark your calendars and stay posted for news regarding this event and the artists participating in this event.
I will be producing a new series of small sculptures incorporating woven copper, woven photographs, enamelled copper, and mixed media; art jewellery; and woven copper mirrors. Hope to see you on the studio tour weekend!
Denman Craft Faire 2013
The Christmas craft faire is coming up December 7th and 8th on Denman Island. I'm excited to order a kiln to begin enamelling on copper this year for sculptures and art jewellery. These enamelled sculptures can be inside or outside. As they are weather resistant. I'll be posting pictures of new work soon so check in from time to time to see what's new! Look for my booth at the craft faire this year in the Denman Community Hall. Hope to see you at the wonderful event!
New sculpture in progress
I spent the afternoon working on a new sculpture for the upcoming studio tour in August. Perfect day to be working in my studio. I've been making art jewellery & woven copper barrettes for the tour as well. Pictures coming soon! Click on the image for a larger view.
Mary Hicks Summer Art Shows 2013
I'm finally getting back to producing again after a very busy work year which completely consumed me. I'm excited to be in the Denman Studio tour this year. I'm producing art jewellery, woven copper mirrors, and a few new sculptures are in the works and will hopefully be done in time for the show. I look forward to having people come through again and hope to have a great turn out this year. It's happening August 10th & 11th. See my link "about" for details on time and location. I'm excited to have my work recently selected to participate in "The Story of the Creative" international group show being held at see.me New York City Gallery. Hope everyone has a fantastic summer!
Art Jewellery Page
The Christmas Faire has come and gone and with the holidays coming to an end i'm back to work. Many thanks to everyone who supported me at the Faire this year, I really appreciate it! We had a great turn out even though the weather was terrible. I've just uploaded new images of the art jewellery i've been working on. Have a look! Happy New Year to you all!
I'm getting ready for the D.I. Christmas Craft Faire coming up on the weekend of Dec 1st & 2nd. I have a new booth location this year. I'm still in the Denman Community Hall, as you come through the door past the first booth on the right, turn right and you'll see my booth straight ahead against the wall. I'm bringing woven mirrors, art jewelery, & my small sculpture pieces out this year. Please stop by if you have a chance! This is a fantastic Faire with so much local talent to peruse. Make a day of it, enjoy a yummy lunch & get your Christmas shopping done early! The Faire is free and shuttle service is provided from the bottom of the D.I. Ferry hill to both halls so you can park and walk on the ferry. For those who are able it's also a short walk up the hill.
"Catching the Light"
Many thanks to everyone who came out to our show opening! We had a fantastic turn out and both Leslie and I really appreciated you coming out to see our new work. For anyone who hasn't seen the show yet, the Denman Arts Centre is open daily from 11-4:00 and the show runs until September 4th. Stop by if you can!
I've been working away at a new series of sculptures for my upcoming show with Leslie in August. Life is very busy but the evenings are a wonderful time to just sit down, relax and weave....a bit at a time, and it will all get done. Our show opening is happening on Thursday, August 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Art Centre, Denman Island, BC. Hope to see you there!
New works in progress
The christmas faire was wonderful this year! I meet lots of new people who have moved to Denman including two metalsmiths, I was thrilled! I always enjoy the exchange of knowledge. Thank you to everyone who supported me with your purchases this year! Here's a picture of a new sculpture in progress. I've uploaded new images from my small sculpture series on the main page.